Dance

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Length

19 Days (Including Flights)

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Price

ON-GROUND PRICE PER STUDENT WITH ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE

Estimated program price: $5,509

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Dates

May 21 – June 9, 2024

Program includes

• 16 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
• Internal Flight
• Daily Continental Breakfast
• Welcome and Farewell Dinners and meals where stated
• Full Time Group Leader
• 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
• Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance

Program Highlights

• Yoga & Meditation Classes
• Kathakali Dance Performance
• Study of Different Dance Styles
• Walking Tour of Bangalore
• Gurukul Life Style
• Dance Video Shooting in Classical Indian
Costumes
• Garba & Bollywood Dance
• Bollywood & Garba Dance in Respective
Costumes

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Tuesday, May 21

Depart Home for Bangalore, India

 

DAY 2 – LAYOVER IN LONDON – Wednesday, May 22

 

DAY 3 – BANGALORE – Thursday, May 23

Arrive in Bangalore

Airport Transfer – Check-in, Relax & Refresh

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Indian dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 

Meals Included: Dinner

 

DAY 3 – BANGALORE – Friday, May 24 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Dance Gurukul Orientation – Our dance pedagogy is inspired by the Gurukula, an ancient Indian residential teaching paradigm where students and teachers live together in an integrated environment of practice, theory and discipline. Learning is a way of life and students have a rare opportunity to imbibe the spirit of the Guru by living with them and observing them at work. 

Safety and Cultural Orientation With a  Orientation of Bangalore

Introduction to Indian Classical Dance

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 – BANGALORE – Saturday, May 25

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. Participants will also learn the importance of facial expressions and communication through the eyes. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session – Lecture on  classical rhythm with a teacher. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 5 – BANGALORE – Sunday, May 26

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. 

Lesson on Indian Classical Dance – Classical Dance could be Bharatanatyam, Odissi, or Kuchipudi

Cultural Immersion near Gurukul

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 – BANGALORE – Monday, May 27

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. Participants will also learn the importance of facial expressions and communication through the eyes. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session – Lecture on  classical rhythm with a teacher. 

Cultural Movie Night – Watching an Indian cultural movie together brings perspective to the cinematography, the importance of Indian culture, spiritual and 

religious prominence of the dance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 7 – BANGALORE – Tuesday, May 28 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free Day – Students Can Spend Time at the

Gurukul or visit Bangalore or Mysore –

Transport arrangements can be made accordingly (Not included). 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for those who stay at the Gurukul.

Only Breakfast for those traveling

 

DAY 8 – BANGALORE – Wednesday, May 29 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session

Watching Other Indian Performing Arts

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 9 – BANGALORE – Thursday, May 30 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session

Cooking Lesson with Locals

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

DAY 10 – BANGALORE – Friday, May 31 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session

Cultural Immersion Activity/Game Night

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 11 – BANGALORE – Saturday, June 1 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Classical Dance Practice – Practicing and immersing into the respective dance form with a Guru. 

Lunch Break

Classical Dance Session

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 12 – BANGALORE – Sunday, June 2

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Yoga and Meditation – A Guru will hold yoga & meditation sessions in the morning. 

Dance Video Shooting in Classical Indian Costumes – Students will wear the Classical

Indian Dance Attire and perform. It will be video documented for their portfolio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 13 – BANGALORE/MUMBAI – Monday, June 3

Breakfast & Day Briefing

A relaxed Day at the Gurukul

Evening Flight to Mumbai

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

 

DAY 14 – MUMBAI – Tuesday, June 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Relaxed morning – Mumbai City Orientation

Late Afternoon – Introduction to the Energetic Garba and Bollywood Dance Garba is a form of gujrati dance which originates from the state of Gujarat in India. Bollywood dance is the name given to the type of dance used in Indian films. It’s the fusion of different dance styles including bhangra dance, hip-hop, Arabic and jazz dance. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 15 – MUMBAI – Wednesday, June 5 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Bollywood Dance Lesson

Lunch Break

Garba Dance in the Late Afternoon

Free Time & Cultural Immersion –

(Optional Watching Performing Arts Show in the

evening)/ Free Time.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

DAY 16 – MUMBAI – Thursday, June 6 

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Bollywood & Garba Dance Video Shooting  in Respective Costumes – At the end of the lessons of each dance form, participants will wear traditional dance attire. Experts will record professional videos.

Free Time for Shopping

Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 17 – MUMBAI – Friday, June 7

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free Day for Shopping/Relax/Packing

 

DAY 18 – MUMBAI – Saturday, June 8

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free day at your own leisure

Airport transfer

Late evening flight

 

DAY 19 – MUMBAI – Sunday, June 9 DEPARTURE

Arrive at Home, USA

 

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

January 16th –  Deposit #1 of $1003 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

February 15th – Deposit #2 of $1502 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

March 15th – Deposit #3 of $1502 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association.

April 15th – Deposit #4 of $1502 due. Via Paypal to Study Abroad Association. 

Total Program Cost:  Estimated at $5,509*  (Possibly less with strong enrollment)

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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